Richard H. Sandler, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

In the 1970s, I was a nuclear engineering student at University of Michigan and then worked on professional staff on the U.S. Senate Environment Subcommittee. It wasn’t until 1975 that I decided a career in medicine would fulfill my desire to use scientific information to solve problems to truly help people.

Why I Treat Children

I thoroughly enjoy children – even the tough ones are loveable. It’s easy to connect with kids, and give them my full attention.

What I'm Passionate About

Helping a child get well is what I’m passionate about. It may sound corny, but when I look into the eyes of a child I see beyond the disease, to the child's soul.

How I Try to Make A Difference

For me, we have two sets of patients – the child and the family. It’s my goal to be helpful to both.

Education & Training


  • Ped Gastroenterology & Nutri - Children's Hospital Boston, 1989
  • Pediatrics - Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, 1988


  • Pediatrics - Michigan State University, 1986
  • Internal Medicine - Michigan State Univ. College of Human Medicine, 1980

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Michigan State University College, 1979

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Celiac Disease
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research Activities

Besides research in nutrition, autism, liver disease and other aspects of gastroenterology, I have been helping to define the field of “biomedical acoustics.” Here we use special sensors to merely “listen” to our patients with computerized analysis to diagnose a range of medical problems.

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